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Mike and Jackie Pointon

River Rhymney Machen

Sun 27th Sep 2020

Main sighting: Goosander

Seven Redhead Goosanders.

Iain Crawford


Sat 26th Sep 2020

Main sighting: Sparrowhawk

Female soaring over village mid afternoon

Verity Picken

River south of Usk

Sat 26th Sep 2020

Main sighting: Little Grebe

7 Little Grebe – it’s unusual to see so many grouping together here. Also Little Egret and an otter but very few duck. Light passage of House Martin and Meadow Pipit.

tony jenkins

river wye tintern

Wed 23rd Sep 2020

Main sighting: little egret

Little egret feeding in shallows near bridge.

Simon James Bedford

Goldcliff Seawall

Wed 23rd Sep 2020

Main sighting: Fieldfare

2 isolated birds at the seawall farm on Hawthorn this morning alongside pre migration Swallows

David Hathaway


Wed 23rd Sep 2020

Main sighting: Red Grouse

6 red grouse came up out of the heather in very wet weather. Plenty of meadow pipits ,a few skylarks plus 2 wheatears

Andrew BAKER

Goldcliff Lagoons

Mon 21st Sep 2020

Main sighting: Lesser yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs found by Darryl Spittle. 3 Ruff, 3 Little Stint, Grey Plovers, Dunlin, Curlew, Snipe, Golden Plover

Verity Picken

Newbridge area

Sun 20th Sep 2020

Main sighting: Little Egret

A low WeBS count on a glorious day: Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, 7 Goosander, 160 Canada Geese in loose flocks downriver, domestic Mallard (probably Black East Indian – 2 were present last December), 4 Grey Wags and passage of c300 House Martin, fewer Swallows and c20 Mipits. Balsam still obscuring views.

Blair Jones

Goldcliff Lagoons

Sat 19th Sep 2020

Main sighting: Curlews and Waders

Attended Goldcliff Lagoons before dawn at 6.15 am to 11.30 am.
Assisting Mike Smart with Curlew Observations again.
Adding to Nevs report there was a very good showing of Curlews with several colour ringed birds noted on Priors and Monks Lagoon ( some of the pics on my blog).
In all we reckon 400 Curlews were roosting when the tide reached its peak.
It was a real wader fest and I have been reviewing my pics of the flocks and noted –
1. Three Curlew Sandpipers
2. Two Little Stints
3. 1 x Sanderling
4. 1x Grey Knot
5. 2 x Ruff
It was good to see Bar Tailed Godwits in with the Curlews.

The Glossy Ibis seen I believe is “Flossy”. The new bird seen earlier in the week I have not seen since or heard of any reports of it being observed again on the reserve.

Gideon and Arthur

Goldcliff lagoons

Sat 19th Sep 2020

Main sighting: Ruff

7 ruff seen at about 1.00pm

Verity Picken

River south of Usk

Sat 19th Sep 2020

Main sighting: Little Grebe

Six Little Grebe (4 and 2) on a very quiet river at lunchtime today.

Chris Stone

Passage wharf pill

Sat 19th Sep 2020

Main sighting: Waders

Bar Tailed godwit 1 – Dunlin 11 – Curlew 6 – Raven 2 – Wigeon 31